Meitei unspecified in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

A unique feature of the Meitei is that their community is made of one language, but two religions. A majority of them are Hindus and have Mongoloid features, while a minority of them are Muslims and have Bengali features. In spite of this, there exists good harmony between them and they are proud of the common heritage of their mother tongue. Though there are Meitei people in neighboring Myanmar and Bangladesh, those in India have their own state:Manipur. Meitei is the official state language. Others live in Assam, another state in northeastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Meiteis still earn a living by farming, though the younger generation would like to use their education to enter more modern fields. The Meitei are very resistant to change, particularly in the area of religion. Outsiders trying to spread the gospel are not well received, and individuals may resist the gospel for fear that they will lose their place in the Meitei society if they become Christians. Much work needs to be done to make them aware of their need for Christ.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion, though there are many Muslims among them, especially in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Needs?

The Meitei people need the chance to allow Jesus Christ to bless them far above what they can ever imagine!


Prayer Points

Pray that the the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a Christ-ward direction. Pray that gospel materials and the internet will become easily available to them. Pray for intercessors and workers. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the cross.


Scripture Prayers for the Meitei unspecified in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-28
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-25
People Name General Meitei
People Name in Country Meitei unspecified
Population this Country 1,423,000
Population all Countries 1,465,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 28
Alternate Names Maitei; Meetei; Megli; Mitei; Pangal; Ponna; मएइतेई
People ID 13513
ROP3 Code 106268
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Manipur
1,204,000
Assam
185,000
Tripura
47,000
Nagaland
20,000
Meghalaya
3,600
Arunachal Pradesh
1,500
Mizoram
900
Maharashtra
500
Delhi
500
West Bengal
400
Chandigarh
300
Uttar Pradesh
300
Tamil Nadu
100
Andhra Pradesh
90
Madhya Pradesh
90
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Manipur 1,204,000
  Assam 185,000
  Tripura 47,000
  Nagaland 20,000
  Meghalaya 3,600
  Arunachal Pradesh 1,500
  Mizoram 900
  Maharashtra 500
  Delhi 500
  West Bengal 400
  Chandigarh 300
  Uttar Pradesh 300
  Tamil Nadu 100
  Andhra Pradesh 90
  Madhya Pradesh 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Meitei (1,426,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bengali
19,000
Assamese
3,000
Hindi
1,800
Kok Borok
500
English
Primary Language Meitei (1,426,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 19,000
  Assamese 3,000
  Hindi 1,800
  Kok Borok 500
  English 10
People Groups Speaking Meitei

Primary Language:  Meitei

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1827-1996)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1984-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Portions General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Meitei Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Meitei Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
83.38 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
15.41 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more